Polytechnic High School in Riverside, CA - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    2,789
  • Type
    Public, Coed
  • Reviews
    312 3.6
  • Ranking

Polytechnic High School is a public coed school in Riverside, California. It has 2,789 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 59% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 312 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

5450 Victoria Ave
Riverside, CA 92506
(951) 788-7203

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 312 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: i dont know what to say
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Teachers: some teachers put more effort than others.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: the schools gave me great experience due to playing in sports
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Teachers: the teachers were okay when it came to being for their students and less with teaching
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Something that makes this school unique is definitely the principal! He is extremely involved with the students and only wants the best for us.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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3.33 John W. North High School 2 mi. 2,300
3.00 Ramona High School 3 mi. 2,216
2.66 Arlington High School 4 mi. 2,066
2.33 Rubidoux High School 5 mi. 1,716
3.66 Martin Luther King Jr. High School 5 mi. 3,325

Around Polytechnic High School

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity

Gender

Gender
Female 49%
Male 50%

Student Diversity

Polytechnic High School United States California Arlington High School John W. North High School Martin Luther King Jr. High School Ramona High School Rubidoux High School
Hispanic 53.0% 25.0% 53.3% 66.0% 68.0% 31.0% 73.0% 89.0%
White 34.0% 51.0% 24.8% 21.0% 10.0% 45.0% 16.0% 5.0%
African American 6.0% 15.0% 6.1% 6.0% 11.0% 9.0% 6.0% 3.0%
Asian 2.0% 4.8% 11.3% 3.0% 6.0% 10.0% 2.0% 0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.8% 3.3% 1.0% 2.0% 1.0% 1.0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0.6% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.5% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 9 26.4%
Grade 10 27.9%
Grade 11 24.5%
Grade 12 21.3%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 64 responses

  • 66% Yes
  • 22% Not sure.
  • 12% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 49 responses

  • 30% I met great friends.
  • 22% Supportive and involved teachers
  • 17% Top 3 school in rusd
  • 10% Has many latino teachers
  • 9% I found a lot of peolpe who share my culture
  • 8% Music programs
  • 4% Counselor

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 29 responses

  • 21% Textbooks in poor condition
  • 19% Gum everywhere
  • 15% The students cut during lunch time
  • 13% Campus supervisors talk down to students
  • 10% Students leaving trash everywhere
  • 8% Some incoherent teachers.
  • 6% Old textbooks
  • 4% Nothing
  • 2% Everything
  • 2% Gangs

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 46 responses

  • 48% Oldest High School in Riverside
  • 24% New principle creating more school pride
  • 7% Only high school in the dictrict with an orchestra
  • 7% High SAT scores
  • 4% Has teachers from differents places of the world!!
  • 4% Has great teachers that are available and friendly
  • 4% More AP classes offered
  • 2% It used to be an all boys school back in the day

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 51 responses

  • 35% Inspiring, prideful, acted as one unit
  • 29% Average
  • 27% Fun, interactive, and friendly
  • 8% Performance driven

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 29 responses

  • 38% Relax; it's only high school.
  • 31% Don't be afraid to talk to people and make friends
  • 14% Know you are capable and don't be lazy.
  • 10% You better be a social person
  • 3% Be responsable and dont waste your time.
  • 3% Socialize with people/teachers and be involve

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 51 responses

  • 16% I love everything about this school.
  • 76% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 4% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 4% I hate everything about this school.